Microsoft has been putting the new Xbox One controller through some rigorous physical testing to ensure it survives the pressures of constant use for a minimum of ten years.
Microsoft accessories and hardware manager Bob Brown told PocketLint that the target is a controller which can handle ten years of heavy use.
The current prototype, which is the final design, can handle over 3 million button presses, which is apparently enough for even longer than that.
Microsoft tests the controllers with a system that presses buttons four to five times each second, with a monitor to ensure the correct signal is delivered. The thumbsticks are tested in a similar fashion, and Microsoft also subjects the controllers to drop tests to identify shock points via slow motion footage.